OSU Track & Field Wraps Up Day One In Fayetteville




Jan. 31, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -

Kirubel Erassa made a late charge in the anchor leg to win the distance medley relay for Oklahoma State track and field in day one of the Razorback Invitational, in Fayetteville, Ark., on Friday.

The distance medley relay took center stage to end the night, and did not disappoint. In what quickly became a two-team battle, Arkansas built a late lead, but Erassa brought it home for the Cowboys with a great anchor leg. The finishing time of 9:39.00 was the fourth-fastest DMR time in OSU history.

“It was even in the first leg, then Arkansas pulled away a bit,” OSU coach Dave Smith said. “Kirubel was able to bring us back for the win, but I think they could have done better. I’m not sure that time will hold up from a qualifying standpoint, but I thought they competed really well.”

The OSU distance runners weren’t the only ones to make an impact on Friday.

In the 60 meter dash, John Teeters blazed down the track in 6.71, which was a new personal best, and just missed the OSU record by .01. He was the third-fastest qualifier for Saturday’s final.

In the men’s long jump, Tre Flowers (7.21m/23-8.0) and Jerel Morrow (7.14m/23-5.25) finished seventh and ninth, respectively, and posted the fourth and fifth-best marks in school history.

“Teeters looked great running his new personal best,” Smith said. “He did a great job. Also, two of the guys in the long jump, Tre Flowers and Jerel Morrow, looked really good. They have to get their steps down, but they looked great.”


 

 

On the women’s side, Britney Presley qualified for Saturday’s 60 meter dash final, with a time of 7.71, Julia Schmaltz took fourth in the high jump, clearing 1.60m/5-3.0 and Chase Ealey logged a third-place finish in the shot put, with a mark of 14.90m/48-10.75.

OSU track and field will be back in action tomorrow, with day two of the Razorback Invite starting at 12:10 p.m.           


Razorback Invitational

Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2014/ Randal Tyson Track Center/ Fayetteville, Ark.

Jan. 31, 2014

Men’s Individual Results

60 Meter Prelims

 3. John Teeters – 6.71*(q)
13. Blake Webb – 7.09

Long Jump

7. Tre Flowers – 7.21m/23-8.0
9. Jerel Morrow – 7.14m/23-5.25
12. Cody Kenny – 6.53/21-5.25

Shot Put

4. Itamar Levi – 16.09m/52-9.5

Distance Medley Relay

1. Oklahoma State – 9:39.00
( Shane Moskowitz, Tyler Payton, Chad Noelle, Kirubel Erassa)


Women’s Individual Results

60 Meter Prelims

16. Britney Presley – 7.71(q)
19. Triana Browne-Hearrell – 8.08

200 Meters

18. Triana Browne-Hearrell – 25.85

High Jump

4. Julia Schmaltz – 1.60m/5-3.0

Long Jump

7. Jordan Highsmith – 5.30m/17-4.75
8. Jasmine Adams – 5.29m/17-4.25
9. Brittney Reid – 5.24m/17-2.25
10. Keely Brown – 4.78m/15-8.25

Shot Put

3. Chase Ealey – 14.90m/48-10.75           

* - Denotes Personal Best

q – Denotes Time Qualification

 

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